The Benefits of Going Outside

You’re Spending Very Little Time Outdoors!
You’re Spending Very Little Time Outdoors!

 

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

– Albert Einstein

 

By various estimates, the average American spends between 80 to 99% of their time indoors. The truth is, everyone has the ability to go outside for some portion of the day, even if it is only for 10 minutes to an hour long. The great outdoors is a great opportunity that most humans do not take advantage of. Going outside can increase both your physical and mental health in a number of ways such as:

  1. Increases your vitamin D levels, which helps bone health.
  2. Increases focus better and be more creative.
  3. Your mood and self-esteem will get better.
  4. It contributes to weight loss.

Watch this video below to see other reasons why it is important to go outside every day:

Resources:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/22/how-the-outdoors-make-you_n_5508964.html

http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2015/03/06/spending-time-outdoors.aspx